October 13, 2010

Square 1

We've been working on Square 1 projects for that past cycle. I have exactly 3 classes with these kiddos on this project because they have to be sent in on a certain date. I'm a little stressed about getting all of them done, but they are turning out great:
Kindergarten is doing painted hands made into horses. After the first class I decided to pair up 5th grade with these little guys in order to not miss a step.
I had them sign their name and then add 2010 - we won't be adding the date again!!! I put the numbers on the board, but forgot that numbers are really difficult for many young ones this early in the year.

1st Grade are doing happy suns. The sun should be done in warm colors and around the outside should be cool colors.
2nd grade are working on self portraits. We read about Frida Kahlo and used a template for the shape of the head so that they couldn't be too small or too big.
3rd grade are doing animals. These animals have pattern in them and we looked at the illustrations in I Feel a Foot by Rinck and van der Linden.
4th grade are doing radial designs. These are super cool, but I'm also really worried about the time line! These must be done!!! Next year I'm starting these day 1! Stress....
5th grade gets to choose their design. Since this is our first year doing Square 1, some of them are choosing to do animals like the 3rd grade because they really liked that design. 

I can't wait to see the finished, published pieces! I will also breath easier when they are all finished and mailed off!

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